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CNJG's 2019 Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:30pm EST
APA Hotel Woodbridge, 120 S Wood Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830
Workshop Only ($50.00) is currently unavailable.
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The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers’ cordially invites you to join staff and trustees representing grantmaking organizations across the state for a signature event for New Jersey’s philanthropic community.

This year, our theme “Challenging Power Dynamics to Build Strong Partnerships” will focus on how philanthropy can forge more transparent, trusting, and dynamic relationships with nonprofits and communities. The keynote will challenge us to consider how philanthropy can move away from long embedded traditional power structures, to models and arrangements that share power and support lasting, equitable impact. Our theme for 2019 is rooted in the belief that stronger partnerships build a stronger New Jersey.

We are pleased to welcome Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), as our keynote speaker. In this engaging presentation, Phil will share insights and inspiration from his new book Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, and discuss his and CEP’s work helping grantmakers define, assess, and improve their effectiveness. Through rigorously tested assessments and in-depth research, CEP helps gather honest feedback from grantees, and develop productive nonprofit partnerships to achieve intended impact. Giving Done Right draws on this research, and the moving stories of grantmakers, nonprofits, and individuals impacted by philanthropy. These stories will challenge the way we give, encourage us to keep learning from each other, and remind us of the great potential of philanthropy and nonprofits to transform lives. 

Together, the social sector has the power, resources, and know-how to respond to our communities’ urgent and long-term needs. Join us for this year's critical conversation on breaking down power dynamics to support strong partnerships for more effective giving.  

More information regarding the premeeting workshop will be available soon. The premeeting workshop will provide attendees with tools and best practices to challenge power dynamics within their own organization.

10:00 am to 11:30 am  Pre-Meeting Workshop
11:30 am to 12:00 pm  Networking and Registration
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm  Luncheon and Business Meeting

Workshop & Luncheon: CNJG Members $115, Non Member Grantmakers $220
Luncheon Only: CNJG Members $100, Non Member Grantmakers $160
Workshop Only: CNJG Members $50
Please indicate meal choice and any dietary restrictions when registering.

We are pleased to offer this meeting for grantmakers only.

Please RSVP by Friday, December 6, 2019.

Cancellations made before December 6 will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations made after December 6, though you may send a substitute if you are unable to attend (please notify us if this will occur).

For questions or more information, please contact Anna D’Elia, Program and Services Coordinator at 609.341.2022 x4216.


The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers thanks our sponsors:

Signature Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsor

Program Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor


For sponsorship information, and to become a sponsor of the CNJG Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon, please contact Theresa Jacks. Sponsorship is an exceptional way to demonstrate your support for the philanthropic sector and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.


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